Amy Johnston Blosser
Location: Ohio, USA
Amy Johnston Blosser is the National Chair for Repertoire and Standards for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Prior to this position she served as the National Repertoire & Standards Chair for Senior High School choirs and for Central Division. As R&S Chair, Blosser has been active in planning Interest and Reading Sessions at Division and National Conferences in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Oklahoma City and Dallas. She has chaired ACDA Conference Honor Choirs at the division and national levels, and has served as a member of the ACDA Honor Choir Handbook committee and R&S Committee Structure Task Force which reported to the national leadership conference in 2010. Ms. Blosser is also an active member of The National Association for Music Education (MENC).
In her twelfth year as Choral Director at Bexley High School in Columbus, Ohio, Amy Blosser conducts six choirs grades 7-12, serves as vocal music director for annual musical productions, and is the Fine Arts Department Chair. Under her direction, all Bexley choirs who attended OMEA State Large Group since 2004 have received Superior ratings. Under Blosser’s direction, the Bexley High School Vocal Ensemble has performed at state conferences of ACDA in 2007, 2009, 2011 & 2014 and MENC in 2009, 2011 and 2013. In March 2012, they sang at the ACDA Central Division Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her choirs have toured throughout the United States and Europe, performing in notable locations such as Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, St. Mark’s in Venice, St. Nicolas in Prague, St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Canterbury Cathedral in England and Notre Dame in Paris. They have shared performances with ensembles from The Ohio State University, Capital University, Ohio University and Baldwin Wallace College.
Blosser has been an adjudicator and guest conductor throughout Ohio and the Midwest. She was the Guest Conductor for the Summer Music Camp at Ohio Northern University from 2002-2008. Blosser was named Educator of the Year for Bexley Schools in 2011 and is listed in the 2002 and 2004 editions of Who’s Who of American Teachers. She holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting and Bachelor of Music Education from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she studied with Hilary Apfelstadt and James Gallagher. In addition to her work as a high school choral educator, Amy Blosser is the Artistic Director of the Bexley Choral Society and the Director of Music at Bexley United Methodist Church.